Restoring leg length equality / balance in walking
There are a couple of related issues that may complicate this matter, but the heart of the problem, I believe, is my right leg is shorter than my left leg. I believe it's due to injury and walking on it a certain way over the past several years, rather than something that I've always had.
After going to a chiropractor, they helped adjust my pelvis and hip and restored some equal length, but the problem has recurred.
I don't know if this is because of my walking habits (I have flat feet and am often unsure of where to place my weight on my feet [inside or outside, heel, etc]).
From here, should I try to reset my leg with a chiropractic visit, and how would I go about maintaining this? Heel lifts, certain exercises, regular adjustments?
And as far as walking, it may be hard to discuss online, but I lose balance easily by trying to force my feet a certain way, such as trying to walk more centered instead of walking on the insides of my feet, pushing the ankles closer to the ground. Is there a helpful rule of thumb in describing how one should walk in relation to the pressure on their feet? From my knees down, my legs angle outward a bit from my upper legs.
I know it's a lot, but thanks for reading.
Posted By Sam on July 09, 2008 at 15:28:35:
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